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Feb 23, 2013 5:30am PST
largest trafficker of heroin in the world. the taliban controlled the region and this is the environment that the marines came into in 2009 and subsequently it has stabilized significantly since then. so the primary mission of marines in southwest afghanistan is security. but our secondary mission is to assist our interagency partners in kick starting institutions that contribute to a stable nation state. as an educator i joined the team to oversee the portfolio of education and was given the opportunity to implement the country's education strategic plan over the southwest provinces. additionally i was given the national action plan for women and control of two female engagement teams which were marines trained to interact with the population of women because of the pashi culture, the males were not allowed to interact with the women. in order obviously to ensure communities stay strong you have to not only address the men, but you absolutely need to address the women. so we created the female engagement team. with our interagency partners, the u.s. department of state, dani
Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
on location in kabul hoping to restore an art form left in ruins. >> do it again. when the taliban came in they burned all the film reals and band cinema. >> reporter: with the taliban still a threat they know they could become targets. >> life is very difficult in afghanistan. especially to us. >> these kids are incredibly courageous. and they-- they want a better future for themselves, just like the characters in the movie. >> reporter: their trip to america is a whirlwind, overwhelming but in a good way, says fawad mohammadi. when you go home what will you mis? >> i think we will miss everything here, a lot. >> reporter: but they admit, what they'll mismost is the feel of freedom. will you feel safe? >> no. i can say that in here i am so safe. >> >> reporter: they've experienced a lot. >> they sure have. when i was 14 i was reading science fiction books in my bedroom and playing on nice green lawns. all the kids in afghanistan have grown up too fast. >> reporter: reality may be harsh, but for now it can wait. >> the red carpet, everybody said, "look at me! look at me." >> report
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Feb 23, 2013 2:00am EST
against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. thank you for joining us and taking these difficult questions. students, th
Feb 23, 2013 10:45am EST
discussed in the justice department to make membership in al qaeda or the taliban itself a crime. but that was rejected because they thought the idea of mia membership as a crime was seen as it had very bad optics, one senior official in the pentagon told me it sounds like having a fought crime from 1984. that would be a problem. theythought crime from 1984. that would be a problem. they did decide to import conspiracy and civilian law to military law. it is easy to prove as opposed to things they are conspiring to do more have done. for the same reason it has been disfavored as a war crime. the nuremberg tribunal rejected conspiracy conviction for the most part. the rationale is just that the nature of armed conflict is doing things in a group. since that is what the entire endeavour is, to unmask coordinated violence, making one participant guilty of the act of all the other participants would be too broad. that is the rationale. but what happened with the twenty-first century military commission project was several civilian crime such as conspiracy were imported into this military code
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